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The Magic City Acceptance Academy Board of Directors meetings are held the last Monday of each month at 5:30PM. 
A charter school board, through website postings and written notice with receipt acknowledged by signature of the recipient, must advise families of new, ongoing, and prospective students of any ongoing litigation challenging the constitutionality of charter schools or that may require schools to cease operations.

MCAA has no current or pending litigation against it.
JUNTA DIRECTIVA DE LA ACADEMIA DE ACEPTACIÓN DE MAGIC CITY

El Dr. Larry Contri es un educador de toda la vida que ha pasado cincuenta y un años en el Sistema Escolar de Birmingham como maestro, director, administrador de la oficina central y superintendente interino. También ocupó la condición de profesor adjunto en la UAB y la Universidad de Samford. Proporcionar una educación de calidad para todos los estudiantes siempre ha sido su enfoque principal. Tiene una licenciatura de la Universidad de Alabama, una maestría de la Universidad de Samford y un Doctorado en Educación de la Universidad de Alabama.

El Dr. Contri actualmente es miembro del Foro de Liderazgo Juvenil y de la Junta de Fideicomisarios del Teatro Infantil de Birmingham. Es un miembro activo de la Iglesia Metodista Unida de Avondale, donde trabaja con su Programa de Alimentación para Personas sin Hogar y la Cooperativa de Alimentos de la Comunidad.

El Dr. Contri se desempeña como vicepresidente de la Junta de Directores de la Academia de Aceptación de Magic City y es voluntario de varios comités de BAO. Sus experiencias serán un activo para el desarrollo de Magic City Acceptance Academy.

Jennifer Sumner es la madre de un joven que ha estado involucrado con el Centro de Aceptación de Magic City desde poco después de su inicio. Su experiencia es en la administración de organizaciones sin fines de lucro y actualmente trabaja en una organización en Birmingham que atiende a adultos y niños con discapacidades.

Luis Fernandez, originario de Ponce, Puerto Rico, vino de Miami, Florida a Birmingham Alabama en 1993 para realizar estudios en la Universidad de Samford. Después de sus años en Samford, Fernández hizo de Alabama su residencia estatal permanente y vive en la ciudad de Irondale. Es un especialista en apoyo a la gestión de la Red Nacional 800 Número de la Administración del Seguro Social en el Centro de Teleservicio Mega de Birmingham en el centro de la ciudad, y el propietario de la empresa de diseño de eventos y accesorios, "One Step Above". Se ha desempeñado como miembro de la junta de varias organizaciones en la ciudad como la Cámara de Comercio Hispana, Rites Of Spring, Fiesta Hispanic Heritage Festival y Steel City Men's Choir. En su tiempo libre le gusta trabajar en diferentes proyectos de arte, viajar y hacer senderismo.

Dr. Tommy Bice: Fundación Mike & Gillian Goodrich. Ex Superintendente de Educación de Alabama

Dra. Tracee Synco: Vicedecana de Reclutamiento, Compromiso y Éxito de Estudiantes, UAB. Padre

Ezra Shine: (jubilado). Coordinador de Prevención, Recuperación y alt. Programas - Escuelas de la ciudad de Birmingham

Chris Fisher: Secretary

Jim Wilson, Esq. : Board Member

MCAA BOARD AGENDAS

January 2022
March 2022
NO BOARD MEETING IN MAY  2022 DUE TO MCAA GRADUATION CEREMONY
NO BOARD MEETING IN JULY  2022 DUE TO COVID
NO BOARD MEETING IN SEPTEMBER  2022
2022/2023 PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING MEETINGS
AUGUST 29, 2022
5:45 P.M.
September 12, 2022
5:45 P.M.
February 2022
BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD AT5:30 P.M. IN PERSON AT MCAA
To join the meeting online, use the link below on the day and time of each months scheduled meeting.
April 2022
June 2022
August 2022
NO BOARD MEETING IN OCTOBER 2022
2023 SCHEDULED BOARD MEETINGS

JANUARY 30, 2023
FEBRUARY 27, 2023
MARCH 27, 2023
APRIL 24, 2023
MAY 29, 2023
JUNE 26, 2023
JULY 31, 2023
AUGUST 28, 2023
SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
OCTOBER 30, 2023
NOVEMBER 27, 2023
DECEMBER 2023: TBD DUE TO HOLIDAYS
NO BOARD MEETING IN December
2022
NOVEMBER 2022
JANUARY
2023

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Magic City Acceptance Academy Board

Code of Ethics

 

 

The Magic City Acceptance Academy Governing Board (the board) desires to operate in the most ethical and conscientious manner possible and to that end the board adopts this Code of Ethics and each member of the board agrees that he or she will:

 

Domain I:  Governance Structure

1.Recognize that the authority of the board rests only with the board as a whole and not with individual members and act accordingly.

2.Support the delegation of authority for the day-to-day administration of the charter school to the school leader and act accordingly.

3.Honor the chain of command and refer problems or complaints consistent with the chain of command.

4.Recognize that the school leader should be present at all meetings of the board except whens his or her contract, salary or performance is under consideration.

5.Not undermine the authority of the school leader or school administration.

 

Domain II:  Strategic Planning

1.Reflect through actions that his or her first and foremost concern is for the educational welfare of the children attending the charter school.

2.Participate in all planning activities to develop the vision and goals of the board.

3.Work with the board and the school leader to ensure prudent and accountable uses of the resources of the charter school.

4.Render all decisions based on available facts and his or her independent judgment and refuse to surrender his or her judgment to individuals or special interest groups.

5.Uphold and enforce all applicable laws, all rules and guidelines of the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama Charter Commission and the board.

 

Domain III:  Board and Community Relations

1.Seek regular and systematic communications among the board and students, staff, and the community.

2. Communicate to the board and the school leader expressions of public reaction to board policies and charter school programs.

 

Domain IV:  Policy Development

1.Work with other board members to establish effective policies for the charter school.

2.Make decisions on policy matters only after full discussion at publicly held board meetings.

3.Periodically review and evaluate the effectiveness of policies on charter school programs and performance.

 

Domain V:  Board Meetings

1.Attend and participated in regularly scheduled and called board meetings.

2.Be informed and prepared to discuss issues to be considered on the board agenda.

3.Work with other board members in a spirit of harmony and cooperation in spite of differences of opinion that may arise during the discussion and resolution of issues at board meetings.

4.Vote for a closed executive session of the board only when applicable law or board policy requires consideration of a matter in executive session.

5.Maintain the confidentiality of all discussions and other matters pertaining to the board and the charter school, during executive session of the board.

6.Make decisions in accordance with the interests of the charter school as a whole and not any particular agreement thereof.

7.Express opinions before votes are cast, but after the board vote, abide by and support all majority decisions of the board.

 

Domain VI: Personnel

1.Consider the employment of personnel only after receiving and considering the recommendation of the school leader.

2.Support the employment of persons best qualified to serve as employees of the charter school and insist on regular and impartial evaluations of the charter staff.

3.Comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and all board policies regarding employment of family members.

 

Domain VII:  Financial Governance

1.Refrain from using the position of board member for personal or partisan gain or to benefit any person or entity over the interest of the charter school.

 

Conduct as a Board Member

1.Devote sufficient time, thought and study to the performance of the duties and responsibilities of a member of the board.

2.Become informed about current educational issues by individual study and through participation in programs providing needed education and training.

3.Communicate in a respectful professional manner with and about fellow board members.

4.Take no private action that will compromise the board or charter school administration.

5.Participate in all required training programs developed for board members by the board or State Board of Education.

6.In the annual report, submitted to the Alabama Charter Commission, disclose the status of board member compliance with the Code of Ethics.

 

Conflicts of Interest

1.Announce potential conflicts of interest before board action is taken.

2.Comply with the conflicts of interest policy of the board, all applicable state laws and Alabama State Board of Education standards, rules and guidelines.

 

Upon a motion supported by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, the board may choose to conduct a hearing concerning a possible violation of the Code of Ethics by a member of the board.

The board members accused of violating this Code of Ethics will have thirty (30) days’ notice prior to a hearing on the matter.  The accused board member may bring witnesses on his or her behalf to the hearing, and the board may elect to call witnesses to inquire into the matter.  If found by a vote of two-thirds of all members of the board that the accused board member has violated this Code of Ethics, the board shall determine the appropriate sanction.  A board member subject to sanction may, within thirty (30) days of such sanction vote, appeal such decision to the appropriate authority at the state level.  A record of the decision of the board to sanction a member for a violation of this Code of Ethics shall be placed in the permanent minutes of the board.

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